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Does the Black community  suffer from ‘Hood Disease’?

Does the Black community suffer from ‘Hood Disease’?

Jul. 5 | The summer is upon us, which means tensions will be rising soon. We have already had a string of shootings and murders in the Twin Cities. We go through this cycle every year. This year a new term has been introduced to us via the national news....

Mental and emotional fitness for 2K14

Mental and emotional fitness for 2K14

Jan. 15 | We made it. Here we are — it’s 2014. We are only one year away from 2015, which will mark us at the 15-year mark since the infamous Y2K scare. Yeah, do you remember that? Everyone felt like technology and electricity was going to shut down. Now...

A guide to holiday self-care

A guide to holiday self-care

Dec. 4 | Self-care is a significant element to life. It is currently a term thrown around a lot in the workplace setting. One may say it is the new buzz term for the past few years. But what is self-care really? Also, how does one exercise self-care during...

Laughing to keep from crying

Laughing to keep from crying

Sep. 25 | Have you ever wondered why someone is always playing around? You know, someone who never seems to be serious about anything, that cousin, friend or sibling you have that just can’t stop clowning. Is it just plain annoying? Or have you ever been...

Little Black girls need daddies, too

Little Black girls need daddies, too

Aug. 28 | As the emotional impact of the George Zimmerman murder acquittal begins to settle, the focus has once again returned to the importance of having healthy men in the lives of young Black boys. This has been the same focus since the 1980s. Rightfully...

Understanding and avoiding John Henryism

Understanding and avoiding John Henryism

Jul. 24 | Have you ever put 110 percent effort in at work or into a project? Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you worked, it was not enough? Have you ever felt the need to work harder than normal and still not get the credit or respect for your work?...

Taking Black male healing to the next level

Taking Black male healing to the next level

Jul. 10 | The 2013 Black Men Healing Conference recently concluded on June 21 and 22. This was the fifth year of the annual conference. There was great significance about this year’s conference being the fifth installment. One of the significances is the...

How does racism cause mental illness?

How does racism cause mental illness?

Jun. 12 | As we closed out the month of May, the DSM-5 was being released. The DSM-5 is mental health’s equivalent to the Bible. There has been a lot of discussion about addressing racism as a precursor to mental illness, more particularly to Post Traumatic...

Black women hit hard by chemical dependency

Black women hit hard by chemical dependency

May. 22 |   As the weather begins to improve and we plan for all the cookouts, graduations, holidays and birthday parties, one thing that will not be forgotten is the drinks. It would not be a party without them, right? Some of us cannot wait for happy...

It’s time to talk: addressing our emotional pain

It’s time to talk: addressing our emotional pain

Apr. 3 | Healing is something that must be done. As Black people, we need to heal. Our community is in pain. Our pain comes in the form of trauma. The trauma is spiritual, mental and physical. Oftentimes we do not know how to address our pain, especially...